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Middlesex school administrator resigns

Rashard J. Wright

Rashard J. Wright resigned his position of assistant superintendent of Middlesex County Schools on Thursday, June 4, to accept the position of principal of Kecoughtan High School in the Hampton City School System.

“This decision is heartfelt and in all ways, bittersweet. I have lost many hours of sleep over the last week as I have worked through whether or not this was the best decision for my family,” said Wright in his resignation letter to the school board.

Kecoughtan is Wright’s high school alma mater. “Returning home is the best possible scenario for my family and my personal well-being at this point in my career and life,” he said.

“The superintendency is in my future and still a dream of mine, but right now proximity to family must be a priority and building level leadership is still a major interest. I still love working with students every day, which I have missed as a central office administrator.”

Wright was hired in June of 2008 as assistant superintendent, and also served as principal of Middlesex High School since February 2009. 

Before coming to Middlesex, Wright was principal of C. Vernon Spratley Middle School in Hampton.

“Although his time in Middlesex was much too short, I feel Rashard had a very positive impact on our instructional program and overall organizational climate,” said Middlesex County School Superintendent Rusty Fairheart. “He has assisted in establishing a strong foundation for future success.  My alma mater, Kecoughtan High School, is fortunate to have such a strong leader and quality individual as their next principal.”

posted 06.05.2009

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